Category Archives: Art Themes

Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day gives us all a chance to remember and think about those who serve and protect us in some of the most horrific conditions imaginable.  Much of the time they are thousands of miles away from home, family, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Stockings

Here’s a simple, fun, and educational  activity for your kiddos.  Students learn some of the common design elements of the Pennsylvania Dutch style, and use the information to create a cut-and-paste Christmas stocking.  Directions, tracers, and background information are all … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Stockings

Just about every year I taught a unit on colonial America in November, I always continued the unit in December, using a holiday theme to study decorative arts of the period.  Here is a little project that creates a Christmas … Continue reading

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Classroom Decoupage

This morning I saw a pin over at Pinterest that reminded me of the art of decoupage–it was a chair decoupaged with pictures from Dr. Seuss books!  Very cute! Decoupage is the art of fixing pieces of paper, plastic, fabric, … Continue reading

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Paintbrushes for Classroom Use

Most schools supply easel brushes, but if you need to purchase some yourself, here is a good set at a great price.  It contains 24 brushes, 12 flats (that’s what I prefer for painting murals), and 12 rounds (good for … Continue reading

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Prang Artist Chalk

One of my favorite art materials are these large 1″x4″ pieces of brightly colored chalk.  I break them into pieces and use them for a variety of art projects.  I never had a classroom without them.  They are richly colored … Continue reading

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